|Founded||23 May 1908|
The Nose Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (能勢電鉄株式会社, Nose (pronounced No-say) Dentetsu), occasionally abbreviated as Nose Railway or Noseden (能勢電), is a Japanese private railway company headquartered in Kawanishi, Hyogo, which links several areas in the mountainous Nose, Osaka, area to Kawanishi-noseguchi Station in Kawanishi, where one can transfer to Hankyu Takarazuka Line to Osaka.
Nose Electric Railway is a principal subsidiary of Hankyu Corporation.A rush-hour special express train, the Nissei Limited Express, operates from Nissei-chuo Station to Umeda Station, the terminal of Hankyu in Osaka, in the morning and back again in the evening for commuters.
Nose Railway has two lines:
The former is the main route and the latter branches off at Yamashita Station.
In addition to the railway, Nose Railway operates a funicular (Myoken Cable) and a chairlift (Myoken Lift).
|No.||Station||Japanese||Distance (km)||Local||Limited Express||Connections||Location|
|Through section||Osaka-umeda (Hankyu)|
|NS12||Kōfūdai||光風台||10.3||S||Toyono, Toyono District||Osaka Prefecture|
|NS21||Nissei-chuo||日生中央||2.6 (from Yamashita)||S||S||Inagawa, Kawabe District||Hyōgo Prefecture|
|Myōken-no-mizu Hiroba-mae||妙見の水広場前||Kawanishi, Hyōgo|
Nose Railway uses second-hand EMUs from Hankyu. The trains operate on 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) track.
As of 1 April 2017 [update] , the fleet operated is as follows.
A four-car 7200 series EMU (set 7200) is scheduled to enter service on 19 March 2018. This is made up of former Hankyu EMU cars.
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The line voltage was increased from 600 V to 1,500 V DC on 26 March 1995.
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This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.